Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills is a large nursing home located in Augusta, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. We found this nursing home to be better than most of the nursing homes in Augusta, which has a city grade of B. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
2122 Cumming Road,
Augusta GA 30904
66.11% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Building on its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it an B for that category. Nursing grades are mostly associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 85.71429 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care. This facility received a favorable short-term care score in our assessment, with a B-. Although this wasn't nearly as good as some of its other scores, this is still an acceptable score for that area. Short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 4.8% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 94.56% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Augusta Hills, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Augusta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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